I do love my lord and Savior, Jesus Christ! Today in church, we had a speaker talk of his son. He told of how the son had been badly burned, accidentally, and how they had to care for him, scrubbing away the dead flesh and the pain this boy was in. How his son pleaded with him to let him die so he would be pain free. The father said how he admired his son's strength in dealing with this pain, and how those who knew this boy grew so much from the acts of charity and their prayers for this boy and his family. Then he told of a neighbor who rarely went to church, how he didn't think he needed to rely on the Lord. His son was accidentally shot the other day and this boy's father knew he needed to step up and be the leader of this family. In a special prayer for this boy, the man was asked to say this prayer, and it was revealed to this man, that this boy chose, in the pre-mortal existence, to let this accident happen, to help those around him grow and be blessed by the Lord. I immediately thought of Nie-Nie, or Stephanie Nielson, and her accident in a plane crash. (Her button is to the right of this blog) She, and her husband are still going thru pain and recovery from the crash, and this has really affected her family, friends and now so many more people. But she is always showing us her trials but also how the Lord is helping her thru this and she is showing us how to look up and look for the good. It IS by our faith that the Lord blesses us but we have to always be asking for His help. I am so grateful for the Gospel of Jesus Christ, for His great love for us and all that we learn from Him. Open your hearts, pray specifically and wait for His love to be poured out on you. My love and prayers to anyone who does still read my blog.
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Our 14 year old dog, Abbey, died last month. The day after she died, my 4 year old daughter Meredith was crying and talking about how much she missed Abbey. She asked if we could write a letter to God so that when Abbey got to heaven, God would recognize her. I told her that I thought we could so she dictated these words:
Will you please take care of my dog? She died yesterday and is with you in heaven. I miss her very much. I am happy that you let me have her as my dog even though she got sick.
I hope you will play with her. She likes to play with balls and to swim. I am sending a picture of her so when you see her You will know that she is my dog. I really miss her.
Love, Meredith We put the letter in an envelope with a picture of Abbey and Meredith and addressed it to God/Heaven. We put our return address on it. Then Meredith pasted several stamps on the front of the envelope because she said it would take lots of stamps to get the letter all the way to heaven. That afternoon she dropped it into the letter box at the post office.
A few days later, she asked if God had gotten the letter yet. I told her that I thought He had.
Yesterday, there was a package wrapped in gold paper on our front porch addressed, ‘To Meredith’ in an unfamiliar hand. Meredith opened it. Inside was a book by Mr. Rogers called, ‘When a Pet Dies.’
Taped to the inside front cover was the letter we had written to God in its opened envelope. On the opposite page was the picture of Abbey & Meredith and this note:
Abbey arrived safely in heaven. Having the picture was a big help. I recognized Abbey right away.
Abbey isn’t sick anymore. Her spirit is here with me just like it stays in your heart. Abbey loved being your dog.
Since we don’t need our bodies in heaven, I don’t have any pockets to keep your picture in, so I am sending it back to you in this little book for you to keep and have something to remember Abbey by.
Thank you for the beautiful letter and thank your mother for helping you write it and sending it to me. What a wonderful mother you have. I picked her especially for you.
I send my blessings every day and remember that I love you very much. By the way, I’m easy to find, I am wherever there is love.